Forever in a constant state of ebb and flow, the jewel of Botswana’s prized landscapes, the renowned Okavango Delta, lies in stark contrast to its surrounds in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. During the wet season, the Delta is a maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering waterways and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife. Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, crystal clear channels spread over the thirst lands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. During the drier seasons, the lagoons and waterways recede but the region still offers an exceptional wildlife experience. The elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga roam the landscape, while lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honey badgers can be seen in broad daylight.